Oct 02, 2014
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Posts tagged: Flatbush

Blacka’s World: Elephant Man Does The “Shmoney Dance”

Words by Blacka Di Danca

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There’s a new hit dance in hip-hop clubs and (pretty much everywhere else) right now, and it’s not the “dougie,” the “cat daddy,” and definitely not the “jerk.” By now we’re sure you’ve heard of the “Shmoney Dance,” made popular by Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda. You might have even seen Team USA buss this one after winning basketball’s World Cup this weekend!

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Throwback Thursdays: Stone Love with Ninjaman + Shabba at Biltmore Ballroom in 1989

Words by Saxon Baird

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One of the most interesting recent turns for Jamaican music has been the re-emergence of an ’80s and ’90s aesthetic both in music and fashion in the last year. Aidonia, Konshens, Iba MaHr and Mr. Vegas are just some of the Jamaican artists reaching deep into their closets and dusting off their mesh marinas, diamond sox, kangols and gold chains for their latest videos. Just yesterday, we featured yet another example of the on-going revival with Assassin aka Agent Sasco’s video for “Sekkle an Cease.” Featuring all of the key ingredients of a classic sound-system dance (jerk chicken vendors, Guinness, whining gyals), the video, down to it’s grainy VHS-quality, perfectly matches Sasco’s old-school voicing patterns over the throwback vibes of Jah Snowcone’s Nuh Fraid riddim.

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LargeUp Premiere: Screechy Dan’s “My Story” Mixtape

Words by DJ Autograph

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The day has finally arrived! Myself, Kenny Meez of Federation Sound, DJ Shirkhan of Safari Sound and LargeUp are all super excited to present Screechy Dan’s My Story  to the world. This mixtape is 65 minutes showcasing the many sides of Screechy Dan, most of which the world has never heard. Whether you know the Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-raised deejay’s history or not (If you don’t, make sure to also read LargeUp editor Jesse Serwer’s in-depth interview with Screechy here), we know you’re going to enjoy this mixtape spanning his classic material (“Pose Off,” “Skin Out”) and new and unheard lyrics interlaced with skits and freestyles demonstrating Screechy’s comedic talents.

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My Story, Pt. 1: Download New Remixes From Screechy Dan

Words by DJ Autograph

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In August of last year Large Up ran a feature on iconic Brooklyn dancehall don Screechy Dan.  The piece detailed Screechy’s story from his arrival in the U.S. until the present day. Reading this story and witnessing Screechy perform on many occasions had me thinking to myself that Screechy is such an insanely talented artist, and that wasn’t really fully conveyed though his records.

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Throwback Thursdays: Faybiene Miranda’s “Prophecy”

Words by Martei Korley—

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About two weeks ago the weeks ago, the reggae community lost a very significant contributor in Sister Faybiene Miranda. Renowned in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn as one of the pillars of the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, she had been an active performer of roots reggae since the early ’70s.

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LargeUp + Safari Sound Present: Red Fox’s “Fiyah Fox” Mixtape

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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The deejay who gave New York’s dancehall scene its style and swagger in the 1990s is back, and more prolific than ever. LargeUp has teamed with Sweden’s Safari Sound to present Fiyah Fox, the first-ever mixtape from Red Fox, and his first full-length release in 17 years. Blended in fine style by Safari’s DJ Shirkhan, Fiyah Fox features over an hour of scorchers including all of Red’s latest tunes, brand-new originals, dubplate versions of his classics, hip-hop freestyles and more.

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